RESIDENTS at Ashley Grange Nursing Home in Downton enjoyed a visit from zoolab on Tuesday.

Snakes, spiders, frogs, cockroaches, rats and other creatures were handled by the residents under the watchful eye of the zoolab professional handlers.

They heard all about the lifecycles of the creatures, their habits and their likes and dislikes. The tarantula and her husband-luring stories achieved the largest smiles.